HomeHosting
-
Global Tourism - Destinations | Oceania - Australasia | New Zealand

Kerikeri, North Island, New Zealand, Tourist Information

Back to New Zealand

Click for Purerua, New Zealand Forecast

Bed and Breakfast
88 Lodge Luxury B&B - Kerikeri
Bay of Islands, Luxury Bed & Breakfast
This luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Kerikeri Bay of Islands New Zealand carries on the history of this 50 year old timbered New Zealand homestead.
Kingfisher Retreat - Kerikeri
Bay of Islands, Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Set in a peaceful location, Kingfisher Retreat is a newly constructed residence with a mediterranean influence.

Lodges, B&B Lodges, Retreats, Motel-Resorts and Resorts
Stone Store Lodge - Kerikeri
The Lodge boasts three super king rooms with ensuite, a guest lounge and kitchen overlooking the glistening waters of the landing, with a first class restaurant only minutes walk from your "home away from home".
Location Map
Kerikeri, the largest town in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 kilometres north of Whangarei. It is often described as the Cradle Of The Nation, being the site of the first permanent mission station in the country, and it has some of the most historic buildings in the country.

A rapidly expanding centre of sub-tropical and allied horticulture, Kerikeri lies at the western extremity of the Kerikeri Inlet, a northwestern arm of the Bay of Islands, where fresh water of the Kerikeri River enters the salty Pacific Ocean. Kerikeri (airport) is located at 3516 S 17355 E .

It is a far cry from the village established by New Zealand's pioneering missionaries. They called it Gloucestertown, or Gloucester Town, but neither name endured. The Maori word Kerikeri is correctly pronounced almost as Keddi Keddi, or even Kiddee Kiddee, but the town's name is generally pronounced Kerry Kerry.
Tourist slogan
The local Kerikeri slogan is "It's So Nice They Named It Twice". In the early 1980s, an anonymous backpacker wrote those words in the Visitors' Book at the Kerikeri Youth Hostel. It was brought to the attention of the then editor of the local newspaper, the Kerikeri Chronicle, who gave it publicity, and it quickly became adopted as a quasi-official slogan. In Decemeber 2000, North and South Magazine voted Kerikeri as "New Zealands Top Small Town'. This has since been the main focus of most tourism marketing.

    Historic sites
  • Mission House
  • St. James Church
  • Stone Store
  • Rewa's Village
    Attractions
  • Beaches
  • Dawn Chorus
  • Fairy pools
  • Fishing
  • Kororipo Pa
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Steam Driven Sawmill